For those easily scared, the very words "Guillermo Del Toro Presents" make your skin crawl. Mostly with excitement. The new video for the latest in Del Toro's presentational line, Julia's Eyes, will make them very happy. And scared.
Directed by Guillem Morales, Julia's Eyes stars Belen Rueda, who was also leading lady in Juan Antonio Bayona's The Orphanage. Judging from the promo trailer, either Del Toro knows that woman can work those chills, or he's just really good at picking directors who share his twisted brainwaves.
Rueda plays Julia and her twin sister, Sara. When Sara dies, Julia decides it's mysterious enough to warrant an investigation. But Sara was blind, and as Julia's eyes degenerate from the same condition, she begins to see more in the murky darkness that surrounded Sara before her suspicious death.
Not your usual audience-focussed teaser, this promotional video takes you a good three-quarters through the movie's jolts, so be warned of some serious spoilerage. On the other hand, it also makes Julia's Eyes look like another excellent horror movie from Del Toro's production team. Not that we're surprised by that. It does say Del Toro on the tin.
Julia's Eyes premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, so we may well get it at the LFF. You can catch the promo over at Collider, or read on for the full video.